By Glenn Davis
Gutsy stayer Outraged opened a few Brisbane winter carnival options with a runaway win in the Coastline BMW Open Handicap at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.
Outraged, ridden by premier jockey Jeff Lloyd, came from well back to down Morendi by three lengths with Ingeegoodbe, a further half head away, third.
Outraged’s win was bitter-sweet for Schweida after the six-year-old ran third in the $1 million Magic Millions Trophy (2200m) at the Gold Coast a fortnight ago.
“There’s $500,000 difference in prizemoney gone begging but we can’t do much about it now,” Schweida said.
“At least we know he can run 2400 metres which leaves a few options open in the winter for him like the Caloundra Cup.
“There’s a race over 2200 metres in a fortnight but I’d love to take him to Sydney at the end of their carnival.”
Outraged has always shown middle distance promise and won the Townsville Cup (2000m) in 2016.
The major disappointments came from the Chris Waller-trained pair Tumultuous and The Rumour File who finished eighth and fifth respectively.
Outraged was having his first start over 2400 metres but Schweida was confident he’d handle the extra trip following his Magic Millions Trophy placing.
Outraged’s win took his prizemoney tally to $560,900 with 10 wins from 56 starts.
Schweida praised Lloyd who produced a faultless display.
“It was a gun ride. He got to one off the fence and made it look easy,” he said.
“He’s a very tough horse and Jeff said he’ll run all day.”
Meanwhile Bold Assassin lived up to the big wrap put on him by trainer Garnett Taylor with an impressive win in the QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap (1600m).
Bold Assassin unleashed a paralysing burst from near the rear of the field to down Pinch Pasion by a neck with Cruze, a further half length away, third.
Bold Assassin gave owner Graham Cleary his first metropolitan winner.
“I’ve been trying to win a metropolitan race in Queensland for 40 years and that’s my first one,” Cleary said.
Racing Queensland webnews January 27